A February 2008 letter to the Ubyssey at the University of British Columbia thanking Mr. Ike Barber for his $ 47 million endowment that saw the rebuilding of the UBC Main Library and the creation of the Ike Barber learning Centre. The letter suggest that the new Learning Centre needs an Open Air Sculpture Gallery to complete the project. Topics: Ike Barber Learning Centre, UBC, Open Air Sculpture Gallery
A submission to the UBYSSEY newspaper in 2005 outlining two sad stories one from Afghanistan and one from Bosnia. The courage and dedication of Madame Justice Louise Arbour is praised for her work on the articles of prosecution for war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. The AK-47 is described as an instrument of mass destruction. Praise for Canadians serving over seas. Request for aid in the reconstruction of elementary schools in Afghanistan. Topics: Canadian Peacekeeping, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Madame Justice Louise Arbour, AK-47 instrument of mass...
A 2007 letter to the Ubyssey newspaper asking the question "Is UBC the Cambridge of the West Coast" with the answer evidently not! It may have been once but today it treats its mathematicians, astronomers and physicists as second citizens not paying attention to their needs for new buildings and new classrooms. The letter touches on more issues. Topics: UBC, Cambridge of the West Coast, mathematicians, astronomers, physicists
The issue of a lack of transparency at the University of British Columbia is touched on in a 2007 letter to the Ubyssey, the student newspaper at UBC. The Canadian Magazine Maclean's makes application through the Freedom of Information legislation to get the background information to write their annual assessment of Canadian Universities. The People of Canada pays for much of the costs of UBC and as a result, the People of Canada own the information gathered regarding public programs and the... Topics: lack of transparency at UBC, autocracy, freedom of information, UBC, University of British Columbia
Defining the Realm as the Crown, Canada, its Citizens, Institutions, National Interests and Sovereignty, the key mission of the Canadian Forces is to Defend the Realm (Regnum Defende). This mission involves Canadian Forces personnel who patrol the air, sea and land regions of Canada, provide search and rescue and assist civilian authorities in specified safety and security activities such as disaster management. To highlight its key mission I outline three brief examples of the domestic role of... Topics: Defending the Realm, Regnum Defende, Canada, Canadian Sovereignty, CAF
There are two general categories of natural disasters, those that are gradual and foreseeable, (such as drought or famine), or those which are sudden and unforeseeable (such as an earthquake or a severe storm). Natural disasters are multifaceted in character, and require a humanitarian response that is commensurate with the nature of the disaster. The scale of the response needs to reflect the social and economic conditions of the disaster victims. Relief efforts tend to require a far-reaching... Topics: Canada, Natural Disasters, Humanitarian Relief, Darfur, Piracy off the Horn of Africa, Haiti
In the aftermath of the 1983 KAL007 incident, I did an assessment which ended up on the desk of the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Pierre Trudeau, placed there by BC Senator Raymond Perrault. For the past three decades I have lived by the Command "Voir et Dire" - stand to be seen, stand to be heard - proffered by Senator Raymond Perrault in the fall of 1983. I have been commanded to lend advice to the Privy Council and Parliament of Canada where ever it is necessary. So would... Topics: Voir et Dire, HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Privy Council, Parliament of Canada, KAL007, Pierre Trudeau,...
A laboratory report is a concise record of the observations and conclusions made and may be regarded as equivalent to a professional researcherâs notebook. In a professional laboratory or in industry a researcherâs notebook is a permanent and quasi-legal document and serves to record observations that have value as intellectual property or as something with commercial value. A laboratory report needs to be written up with sufficient detail that a person unfamiliar with your experimental set... Topics: Laboratory Report, physics lab write up
What it means to be a good Samaritan, particularly when you are a naval officer, a gentleman, a diplomat and a scholar. Some lessons that life has taught me after severely injuring my spine at sea while helping to save the life of an officer cadet. The four solemn duties of a Canadian Naval Officer: Protect the Realm, Serve Parliament, Respect International Law and Keep the Faith with those who Serve. The keys to heaven or hell adage from Richard Feynman ... locking the gates to hell ... and a... Topics: Good Samaritan, four solemn duties of a Canadian Naval Officer, honour God, Queen and Country, keys...
It is recommended that a new UN organization be established, the International Civil Earth Observation Organization, (ICEOO) and that it be built up from the existing shared responsibilities outlined in the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters". ICEOO can be patterned to some extent on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which grew from the Chicago Convention of 7th December, 1944. It is recommended that ICEOO be situated in Vancouver, Canada. CENTRAL... Topics: International Civil Earth Observation Organization, ICEOO, Canada, UN, NATO, Responsibility to...
Based on recommendations set out in the Manley Report (2008), Parliament has mandated a change of focus from a military one to a civilian one in Canadaâs role in Afghanistan. 1 Building on the successes of Operations APOLLO2 and ATHENA3, the Canadian Forces are now tasked to participate in ongoing humanitarian and training initiatives. Designated Operation ATTENTION, Canadaâs engagement in Afghanistan will now focus on non-combat initiatives in four vital areas. Topics: Afghanistan, Canada, NATO, Operation Attention
This October 2006 letter begins, "We Canadians must act as Good Samaritans" and makes mention of some of the advice the author has given over the past three decades including helping the Children of Chernobyl, helping to outline Canada's Policy "Responsibility to Protect", in areas of arms control and the Laws of the Seas. Mention is also made of the importance of the Vienna Convention brought into being by US President John F. Kennedy and Soviet General Secretary Krushchev... Topics: Canada, Parliament, Responsibility to Protect, Vienna Convention, John F. Kennedy, Madame Justice...
A look at Canadian's contribution to space research and a challenge to the Community of Nations to create a new UN Organization, ICEOO, the International Civil Earth Observation Organization. ICEOO is designed to assist the United Nations Security Council in its work in areas of conflict resolution and disaster management. Canada was the third nation into space after Russia and the United States and have played an important role in Communications and SAR Satellite developments. (psst say ICEOO... Topics: Canada and Space, Radarsat, ICEOO, the International Civil Earth Observation Organization, CUPJ,...
Copernicus Jubilee in Canada: 1473-1973 (Part One) Compendiuum book of the 1973 Copernicus Quincentenary Jubilee Events in Canada by Maria R. Lemanski sponsored by the Department of Secretary of State, Parliament of Canada Topics: Copenicus, Quincentennary Jubilee, 1973, Canada
Copernicus Jubilee in Canada: 1473-1973 (Part Two) Compendiuum book of the 1973 Copernicus Quincentenary Jubilee Events in Canada by Maria R. Lemanski sponsored by the Department of Secretary of State, Parliament of Canada Topics: Copenicus, Quincentennary Jubilee, 1973, Canada
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Those Eros lost and found And errors in a sorted life Skirt you disaster here and there Set thee coarse course, towards the dusk! Topics: poem, eros, Canadian poetry
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich How is it you can come and just loathe people, plain people and in particular their simple pleasures more than anything else, how come? Topics: poem, existentialism, Canadian Poetry
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich I saw the best of my generation forgotten and pushed aside by arrogance dragged through the streets by the mad, the mean the angry mixed tripsters, occupying the centre of town Topics: poem, existentialism, Canadian Poetry
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich There is a coffee shop where has beans roll in from around the world where they aspire to ungrateful things to blings and black and polywacks Topics: poem, existentialism, Canadian Poetry
An editorial from the September 2007 edition of the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal challenging Canada's Provincial Premiers to make physics education a priority in schools across the country. A special thanks is given to the Hon. Jean Charest for his past and continued support for science and industrial policy in Canada and for his assistance to get a Canadian made TR-19 cyclotron installed at the CUSE site in Sherbrooke Quebec. Topics: Physics Education, education challenge, Jean Charest, TR cyclotron, CUPJ
This is Chapter 1 of the novel Helles Licht: A Novel about nuclear weapons development in wartime Germany and Japan which is available through AMAZON / Kindle Direct. The Novel focuses on the life of Herr Doktor Fritz Houterman and the work done by Germany and shared with their wartime Allie Japan. Mention is made of the work of Hideki Yukawa and a nuclear weapons test by Japan off Hungnam Korea in August 1945. There are some who believe that the Nobel Prize in Physics given to Yukawa after the... Topics: nuclear weapons, wartime, Germany, Japan, Houterman, Yukawa
A poem about the Asian Holocaust, where over 20 million Asians perished at the Hands of Emperor Hirohito and the Imperial Japanese Army. The poem expresses a concern that a prominent Canadian Goliath has chosen to stay silent for seven decades about the Asian Holocaust and by his silence deny this horrible suffering ever occurred. The poem is in both English and Japanese, with the Japanese translated into English. When it comes to the actions and behaviour of this Goliath ... a good lawyer will... Topics: Asian Holocaust, Holocaust denial, Canadian Goliath, Emperor Hirohito, Imperial Japanese Army human...
The purpose of this lab is to study the motion of a simple Pendulum. In Study 1 you will use a pendulum of fixed length and vary the mass to determine whether the period of a pendulum depends on the mass of the bob at the end of the string. In Study 2 you will use a fixed mass and change the length of the pendulum to determine the relationship between the pendulum length and the period of the pendulum. In Study 3 you will use your simple pendulum to determine the value of g, the acceleration of... Topics: isochronous, pendulum, oscillation, Galileo
The week four notes titled What is Light, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline). Topics: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design, Science 201, What is Light?
A simple model of an imploding sphere of trapped photons is presented. The collapse of a massive Wolf-Rayet star is an example of an imploding sphere of photons. In a simple model of an imploding sphere of trapped photons, such as the implosion of the opaque shell of a Wolf-Rayet star, gravitational collapse drives the heating of the photon gas. A sudden loss of opacity in the surrounding shell of material will make the Wolf-Rayet collapse process appear like some gigantic flash bulb, which... Topics: Wolf-Rayet Star, Implosion of a Photon Sphere, Gamma Ray Burst
In reading Feyerabendâs Against Method I was not convinced by his thesis: Science is no more ideology than philosophy is theology. His notion, what he calls "counter-induction", is purposely vacuous and ill defined. His language is full of condescension and arrogance. In analyzing the psychology of the man I discern a lack of virtue and a perversity to his life. It did not take me long to appreciate that he is Viennese and has inherited that uniquely "Viennese personality... Topics: Paul Karl Feyerabend, Beyond Method, Einstein, Nietszche, Feyerabend was a Nazi
An April 2008 editorial in the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal about the wonders and potential of applied quantum mechanics. In the 20th century size and economies of scale have driven technology ... the future might be different. It may be left to high efficiency microstructures and nanotechnology to best define the 21st century. George Volkoff's Theory of Errors is included:" the first rule is to never make an error in a calculation because a second error might cancel out the first Topics: Think Smal, Think Quantum Mechanics, microstructures, nanotechnology, George Volkoff, Volkoff...
There is a fundamental principle of law know as neglect. When disregard results in harm to others than one is culpable of neglect. If you were to inadvertently put poison into coffee and walked away and someone were to die from that poison you would be guilty of negligence. If you knew it was poison but had no premonition that someone would die, or did nothing to diminish the harm, then you would be guilty of manslaughter. If you knew it was poison and that someone would die then you would be... Topics: AIDS, don't ask don't tell, neglect
As outlined in the Canada First Defence Strategy, Canada and the US share a common responsibility to provide for the collective defence of its citizens in a complex, multifaceted and changing world environment. While Canada has always placed its domestic needs foremost in our defence preparedness, there are four key areas of partnership between Canada and the United States in Collective Security. Since 1947, both Canada and the United States have successfully dealt with the evolving bi-national... Topics: Canada, United States, Joint Defence, Pearson Doctrine, Collective Security
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Row â¦ row â¦ row No happiness at all I work at this Then work at that I paddle to and fro They tell me where to go Topics: poem, existentialism, Canadian Poetry
The purpose of this lab is to study the motion of a simple Pendulum. In Study 1 you will use a pendulum of fixed length and vary the mass to determine whether the period of a pendulum depends on the mass of the bob at the end of the string. In Study 2 you will use a fixed mass and change the length of the pendulum to determine the relationship between the pendulum length and the period of the pendulum. In Study 3 you will use your simple pendulum to determine the value of g, the acceleration of... Topics: Physics Experiment, Pendulum, Isochronism
This editorial was read in national capitals on the eve of North Korea's second nuclear test in 2009, reminding the world about the USS Pueblo seizure in January 1968, the Walker spy ring, and the K-129 mystery (the attempted illicit launch of a SLBM by a Soviet Golf submarine against Pearl Harbour in March 1968), as well as the contemporary assessment that the implicit goal of President Kim of North Korea is to develop nuclear weapons that can be used against naval ships and ports like Pearl... Topics: Naval Quarantine of North Korea, UNSCR1718(2006), UNSCR1874(2009), Radarsat, K-129, Irish Eyes...
The week eleven notes titled Processing Information, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline). Topics: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design, Science 201, Processing Visual Information
Proliferation relates to all types of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), 1 whether they are Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Weapons. In the 1940âs Canada participated in WMD development as a wartime partner with America and Britain (ABC Partnership). In 1947 Canada declared that although we have the technological expertise to develop CBRN weapons, we would refrain from doing so, but would continue to work within the principles of our wartime agreements. By far the... Topics: Proliferation, WMD, Canada, UNSCR1718 (2006), UNSCR1874 (2009), Naval Quarantine of North Korea
The Radarsat Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellites represents one of the most successful Canadian space projects over the past two decade. Concurrent with the development of this technology has been an evolving Canadian appreciation of Radarsat's diplomatic value in the areas of international law and disaster management. For instance, without Radarsat the UN sponsored naval quarantine of North Korea would not be so successful and efficient. Radarsat has also played a role in the important naval... Topics: Radarsat-2, Synthetic Aperture Radar, SAR, Satellite, NATO, Naval Quarantine of North Korea,...
Recently, 250 m highdeep water ocean waves were discovered at a depth of 5,500 metres in the Samoan Channel in the South Pacific. This short paper estimates the velocity of the waves and their characteristic times. Topics: deep water wave, Samoan Channel, wave velocity, group velocity, characteristic time
A poem about the bravery of merchant seaman during the Second World War who lost their ship on the North Atlantic Run. The poem written in December 2012 and was inspired by an excerpt (p. 24-25) from the book Admiralty Brief by Captain Edward Terrell, RN George Harraps & Co, London 1958 Topics: Poem, Bravery, Merchant Seamen, North Atlantic Run, Captain Edward Terrell, Royal Navy
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich For better or for worst human nature does not change art is what artists make of it writing is what writers make it too. Topics: poem, existentialism, Canadian Poetry
A poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Love and Lust, Croesusâ touch Is everything ever enough? We fancy all, our paradise found until it just comes crashing down. ... Topics: Poem, eros, malchance, Canadian poetry
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich We know despair, we always do Through the loss of beauty, something sacred. A goddess perhaps keeps watch so Nemesis does, in due course we are punished. Topics: poem, fate, Grand monuments crumble, civilizations are conquered, Canadian poetry
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Amongst the warmth and light of an August afternoon Amongst the clouds and raindrops too Even in a world so much at odds and ends One can find summerâs happiness. Topics: poem, eros, Canadian poetry